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Fun Therapy

Religion-and-spirituality • Health-and-fitness • Society-and-culture

Fun Therapy with Mike Foster dives into the beautifully messy parts of our not-so-perfect lives. Episodes feature a candid "therapy" session with a special guest and Mike's unique perspective on building emotional fitness in our lives. With the kindness of Mr. Rogers and the no-nonsense of a NavyRead more

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5 Truths My Dog Taught Me About Grief

May 5 • 31:58

Never Say These Words In A Crisis

Apr 9 • 26:48

In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike shares about the language of healing and choosing the right words in a crisis. The fact is that our "words create worlds" which means we must be extra careful of what we are saying to ourselves and to others. Mike also gives practical statements that you can use that will create "honest hope" and avoid shallow "happy talk." ...

How To Be Excessively Kind To Yourself

Mar 30 • 28:55

In this special COVID-19 episode of Fun Therapy, Mike shares three ways to respond to losing control and embracing the rumble of deep vulnerability. He talks about how to be excessively gentle with yourself, the two-steps to kindness and how to make sure you're being responsible for the energy you bring into a room. This episode also includes special guest artist JJ Heller...

Surviving COVID-19 And Building Markers Of Hope

Mar 23 • 25:38

Juli Wilson: Life After The Loss Of Jarrid

Feb 25 • 33:59

In September of 2019, Pastor Jarrid Wilson died by suicide. He was a husband, father and a prominent advocate for mental health. In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike sits down with his widow, Juli Wilson. They discuss what grief looks like and the process of learning to breathe again in the midst of this devastating loss. Juli shares with brave vulnerability about the stru...

Chris Heuertz: Enneagram, Identity And The Wound

Feb 19 • 42:35

Enneagram expert Chris Heuertz joins Mike for a powerful conversation around how the Enneagram reveals the essence of who we are and how our wound will shape us. They talk about how our enneagram types are simply the reflection of us trying to cope with the pain of being human. Mike and Chris discuss "type-snipers" and how the feeling of belonging must begin with us.  This...

Conflict, Fight Styles And Building A Love That Lasts

Feb 11 • 32:44

In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike discusses how to fight like a pro and avoid the common struggles couples face in their communication. He shares practical tips on how to create connection and the one question you should never ask your partner. Mike discusses the difference between feedback and criticism and will help you identify if you use a “Godzilla Fight Style” or ...

Marc Pimsler: Writing A New Story After Trauma

Feb 5 • 43:00

In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike sits down with experiential specialist and therapist Marc Pimsler. Marc opens up about the abuse that he suffered in a mental hospital and how his incredible work is shaped by the pain from his past. We discuss the neurobiology of our thoughts and how our brain fills in false conclusions about trauma. Marc gives an incredible explanatio...

Bob Goff: How To Make Space For A Dream

Jan 29 • 38:59

In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike sits down with Bob Goff to discuss how to prioritize your dreams and the key to make a successful transition. Recorded live at Bob's new retreat center called "The Oaks," Bob shares how to deal with difficult people and a unique way that he approaches criticism....

Amber Rae: Defining A New Relationship With Our Critical Voice

Jan 13 • 41:45

In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike talks with author Amber Rae ("Choose Wonder Over Worry") about the relationships we have with our thoughts and emotions. She shares about the limiting scripts she believed and how she chose to ignore her unprocessed grief. Through a creative practice of naming her critical voices, she is finding an inspiring pathway to healing and whole...

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